DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland opened its offices in September 1999 with 18 staff. Almost 20 years on – 125 people are today employed at its Irish headquarters in Claremorris – making it one of the business success stories of the west. The company has continued to evolve and revolutionise where it currently serves over 10 million members in the USA and Ireland.
Our purpose is clear – to help improve the oral health of our members. This means creating a range of plans that are clinically focused and that offer great choice and value. All of our plans are based on our Healthy Smiles approach, which promotes regular and sustained preventive care by providing 100% cover for examinations, cleanings and x-rays.
DeCare Dental is a dental insurance underwriter and dental claims benefit management company headquartered in Claremorris, County Mayo. DeCare was the first dental health insurer to bring a comprehensive dental insurance product to the market in Ireland and was established in Ireland in 1999 by Michael Walsh as a claims processing centre.
Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people). It also stated that ‘there is a direct correlation between dental health and overall health’.
Over 700 cases of Mouth, Head and Neck Cancer reported in Ireland every year.
Only half of Mouth Head and Neck Cancers are diagnosed at an early stage.
The earlier the detection the better the outcome & quality of life.
HPV stands for ‘human papillomavirus, which is a group of more than 100 viruses. Around 40 types of HPV can infect the genital tract of both men and women, and over 75% of people in Ireland don’t understand what HPV is.